McLean Youth Track and Field provides Northern Virginia kids (ages 5 through middle school) with opportunities to learn about, compete in and develop a love for track and field.

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McLean Youth Track and Field is an all-volunteer organization that provides opportunities for Northern Virginia kids ages 5 through 8th grade (13/14) to develop skills competing in track, field, and cross-country running.  Our aim is to help our kids develop a love for running, the respect of sportsmanship, and an appreciation for the sport. We focus on "house" events and encourage all of our athletes to strive for personal improvement. 

MYTF is a diverse, inclusive program for all children in Northern Virginia, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, gender identification, ability (mental or physical), religion, national origin, financial circumstance, or sexual orientation.  MYTF athletes compete according to the gender which with they identify, may use physical adaptive equipment not otherwise prohibited by the facility, and may wear (properly secured) garments consistent with their religious observances.  We welcome ALL children and their families, and we cheer for everyone!

Fall 2018 Registration is now CLOSED.

Registered participants and families may visit our "News" page for in-season updates, and should also read our Seasonal Newsletter here.

JOB POSTING:  DIRECTOR (or Co-Directors!), McLean Youth Track & Field, for the Spring 2019 season and beyond (effectively, NOW!)

The leadership of MYTF is divided into two main roles:  Director and Head Coach(es).  While the Head Coach or Coaches are responsible for the season in terms of leading practices and Meets and the content of those events, the Director is responsible for the administration of the overarching program, including strategic planning, financial management, program development, outreach, communication, and policy.  The Director works in close coordination with the Head Coach(es), as well as an Advisory Board composed of current and former program parents and former Head Coaches, to set the program’s direction and manage its day-to-day operations.

Regular activities and tasks are numerous and varied; many can be delegated to volunteers, but those critical for the Director to personally oversee include:

  • Guiding the overall program direction, including long-term planning, expansion, fees, and coordination with McLean Youth Athletics (MYTF’s ownership body) and MYTF’s Board of Advisors;
  • Developing, managing, and reporting on the annual and seasonal budgets;
  • Maintaining a relationship with the County offices that govern facility scheduling, athletic policy, and philanthropy, as well as other programs and external entities as needed;
  • Working with the Head Coach(es) to ensure seasonal plans and event operation are consistent with program philosophy, and that policies – particularly those regarding the safety and security of the children in the program – are observed, and are also re-evaluated and revised as needed.

Additional tasks that may be performed by the Director or delegated include (but are not limited to) setting up, overseeing, and troubleshooting the seasonal Registration process; management of incoming email correspondence; weekly email communications to the participants throughout the season; ordering and management of supplies; ensuring all weekly Meet supplies get to and from Meets; administrative management at Meets, including distribution of ribbons, handling of supplies, support of Head Coaches, etc; weekly recording of Meet results and converting to ribbon labels; establishing sponsorship levels, soliciting and securing sponsors; and completing facilities requests through the County’s AFAR system, in coordination with County representatives.

There is considerable room for a Director to shape the role to his or her vision and skillset, but fundamental requirements would include:

  • Extensive organizational skills, capable of overseeing and coordinating the program and its daily activities from top-to-bottom; 
  • Relationship building and management, both within and outside the program; and
  • Basic financial management skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Excel, budgeting, and online banking.

A working knowledge of the sports of Track & Field and Cross-Country and/or of youth sports program management would be helpful but is by no means required.  This job primarily requires someone who can stay on top of myriad details; communicate clearly to the hundreds of families in the program as well as to prospective families, MYA, County representatives, sponsors, vendors, etc; and be available, particularly on Sundays for Meets, to help personally oversee events and ensure that operations are consistent with policy - and that policy is constantly evaluated and revised based on operational needs.

MYTF is a primarily volunteer-led organization, but the Director and Head Coach positions do now each receive a small stipend each season, subject to income taxes as a 1099 contractor role.  The current seasonal stipend for the Director role is $2,000.  Interested parties should email us at

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MYTF is a proud member sport of the greater McLean Youth Athletics (MYA) organization.  MYA offers numerous other sports in the area in addition to our Track program, and we highly encourage everyone to visit their website and see what's going on in youth athletics in and around McLean!